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From "Januski, Ken" <>
Subject RE: [ot] why tomcat is called tomcat?
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2004 17:50:55 GMT
My wife loves the logo. She's a non-computer person. But she is a cat

There is a fairly lengthy explanation of Tomcat origin in the O'Reilly book
on Tomcat by the way. I just don't remember much of what it said other than
that, I THINK, some code was shown on a screen at a convention, and it
happened to show a tomcat class. So someone asked what it referred to and
thus "Tomcat" sprang upon the unsuspecting world.

-----Original Message-----
From: epyonne []
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 11:42 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: [ot] why tomcat is called tomcat?

> What do people outside of computer world think of the name 'tomcat'?  Like
> someone who doesn't know what it does and just hear a bunch of his
> friends:0 talking about it.  I am asking mostly in terms of marketing.
> example, most of people on this list would think Apache sounds much better
> IIS.

Tomcat is also the nickname of the US Naval fighter jet, it can't be any
cooler than that.  =)  I like the name Apache, but I don't like the name

Just my $0.02.

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